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Cyprus Lifelong Learning Strategy for the period 2014-2020 (9/2014)

The persistent economic crisis and its adverse effects on the labour market, which include high levels of unemployment, especially amongst the young, pose a critical challenge for the education and training system of Cyprus. In such economic conditions, lifelong learning plays an important role as it allows human resources to improve their employability by upgrading their skills, to adapt to changes and to move freely between sectors, occupations and countries.

 

The Cyprus Lifelong Learning Strategy for the period 2014-2020, CyLLS, approved by the Council of Ministers in June 2014, contains the main policy priorities for lifelong learning and sets the main actions that will be promoted by the Cyprus government. It has four priority pillars:

 

  • Enhancing access to lifelong learning for all and recognising learning outcomes.
  • Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training.
  • Promoting research and development to support lifelong learning.
  • Improving employability (promoting entry and re-entry in the labour market).

 

The main actions to achieve the objectives of the CyLLS include, amongst others, the operation of the National Qualifications Framework and the promotion of the System of Vocational Qualifications, the enhancement of lifelong guidance and counselling services, the improvement of the attractiveness of Secondary Technical and Vocational Education and the modernisation of curricula. Furthermore, it includes actions for training the unemployed in order to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes in sectors with a potential for development, job placements of the unemployed to acquire work experience in enterprises / organisations and enhancement of the New Modern Apprenticeship.

 

The CyLLS was prepared by the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, in cooperation with the members of the Technical Committee for Lifelong Learning.

 

The National Lifelong Learning Committee and the supporting Technical Committee (comprising the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus and the Cyprus Productivity Centre) have the responsibility to monitor, coordinate and promote all necessary actions for the realisation of the CyLLS, as well as the issuing of Progress Reports.

 

Cyprus: HRDA study identifies green skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2017-27 (1/2018)
Cyprus - Employment forecasts 2017-27 (4/2017)
Youth Board of Cyprus programmes for Active Youth and Youth Entrepreneurship Development (3/2017)
Cyprus: Accreditation and upgrading of the Post-Secondary Institutes of Vocational Education and Training (2/2017)
Adoption of the first National Youth Strategy for Cyprus (1/2017)
Vocational Skills Week Events in Cyprus (4/2016)
Reform and Upgrading of the Apprenticeship Scheme (New Modern Apprenticeship) of Cyprus (3/2016)
Identification of blue skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2016-26 (2/2016)
Reform of the Vocational Education and Training System of Cyprus (1/2016)
Evaluation of the Impact of the Schemes for Job Placement of Unemployed Young Persons for the Acquisition of Work Experience in Enterprises/Organisations implemented by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2015)
Employment forecasts in Cyprus 2014-2024 (4/2015)
Evaluation of the Impact of Activities of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2014)
Cyprus Lifelong Learning Strategy for the period 2014-2020 (9/2014)
Promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus Economy (2/2012)
Promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus Economy (1/2011)
Employment Forecasts in Cyprus 2010-2020
Development of a Competence-Based System of Vocational Qualifications in Cyprus
Training measures to reduce the effects of the economic crisis on the labour market of Cyprus
Completion of Projects Co-financed by the ESF
Good Practices of Community Initiative EQUAL in Cyprus (3/2008)
Strategy of the Operational Programme “Employment, Human Capital and Social Cohesion” 2007-2013 for Cyprus (3/2008)
Employment Forecasts in Cyprus 2008-2018
Elaboration of a Lifelong Learning Strategy for Cyprus 2007-2013 (1/2008)
Human Capital Development is at the Forefront of the New National Productivity Strategy for Cyprus (3/2007)
The thematic priority “Human Resources and Social Cohesion” features prominently in the NSRF 2007-2013 for Cyprus (2/2007)
Forecasts of Employment Needs for Nursing Staff in Cyprus 2005-2015 (3/2006)
Progress Towards the Development of a Life Long Learning Strategy for Cyprus (3/2006)
Highlights of Education and Training Priorities in the National Lisbon Programme for Cyprus (2/2006)
National Lisbon Programme of Cyprus (1/2006)
Launching Europass in Cyprus (1/2006)
Feasibility Workshop on European Skill Needs Forecasting (1/2006)
Presenting ReferNet in Cyprus (1/2006)
Employment Forecast Studies Cover Wide Spectrum (3/2005)
Education Reform Widely Debated (2/2005)
Employability and Opportunity in Cyprus? (1/2005)
Cyprus Contribution to the Enlargement Dossier (2004)
Training Actions Under the Single Programming Document of Cyprus for Objective 3 Human Resources (3/2004)
Preparing Cyprus for ReferNet (2/2004)
A Major Resource for a Small Economy (1/2004)
Boosting Vocational Training Capabilities (3/2003)

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Yianna Korelli
Human Resource Officer 1st Grade
Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA)
P.O. Box: 25431
1392 Nicosia
Cyprus
Website: www.anad.org.cy

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00357 22390364

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